Crime

String of car break-ins continues in York County

Two automobiles were broken into on Eden Oaks Drive on Thursday, the latest in a string of break-ins in Rock Hill and York County.

At about 4 a.m., a vehicle owner in the 400 block Eden Oaks Drive reported that someone pried open her driver’s side window of her Ford Expedition, stealing her purse. Damage to the car was estimated to be $300.

At 8 a.m., a woman in the 300 block of Eden Oaks reported someone broke the rear window of her Kia, stealing a purse and $1,000 and a tablet computer.

Additionally, the York County Sheriff’s Office reported that 11 cars were broken into at the Comfort Inn and Clarion Hotels off Carowinds Boulevard overnight Wednesday. Windows were broken out or door locks punched out of the cars and electronics and money left in the vehicles was taken, according to the sheriff’s office.

Rock Hill police also reported smash and grab thefts on Wednesday at the Super 8 Motel on Riverview Road and at the Ramada Inn on Cherry Road.

The Wednesday auto break-ins in Rock Hill occurred in the same area where four other vehicles were broken into earlier this week. All these break-ins targeted trucks and SUVs at hotels and motels near Interstate 77 within Rock Hill.

Rock Hill police said Wednesday they believe the break-ins are the work of the same person or people.

Don Worthington •  803-329-4066

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